[CQ-Contest] Log checking questions

Tom McAlee tom at klient.com
Mon Dec 19 10:18:16 EST 2005

If you would like examples of casual ops in the Stew Perry contest, I am one 
of them.  I made about 30 contacts or so.

I was well aware of the rules.  However, I was not submitting a log.  The 
contest rules do not apply to me, and I only care about them insofar as 
knowing what the exchange is I need to send.

Top band is new to me, so every other contact is a "new one".  So, I got on 
with the primary purpose of working some top band dx.  I used other people's 
packet spots to help me find dx.  In return, when I found a dx station that 
had not been spotted lately, I spotted him to help out those who may be 
doing the same things as me.

Why?  Because that is how I wanted to define fun this weekend.  Running 
hundreds of USA stations just didn't sound like fun, even though my station 
is capable.

There are people who have 160m antennas, some even half decent ones, who may 
even know the rules, yet still choose to participate casually in the 

Tom, NI1N

----- Original Message ----- 
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 1:29 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Log checking questions

> WOW I'm impressed I've been awarded the silliest comment of the year award 
> and been called ""amazingly
> fallacious.""
> It has been pointed out during this thread it would be nice before you 
> guys make comments try reading first. 2 of the biggest spotters were KT3Y 
> & K1TTT, hardly casual contesters. Those are both big contesters and know 
> the rules.
> Now who are all these casual contesters everyone keeps referring to? The 
> contest which is currently being discussed Stew Perry, a 160 meter 
> contest. 160 meters is a 'man's' band. It is not a band for rejects from 
> CB or guys who can only pass a test by memorizing the answers in a Q&A 
> pool. Casual operators don't sit for hour after hours spotting 160 meters. 
> Casual operators don't usually have 160 meter antennas mainly because of 
> the size of a 160 meter aerial. Compromise aerials don't usually work very 
> well on 160 either for receiving or transmitting.
> Why so much defending of casual operators, who don't really exist? Why so 
> much defending the principle I can do whatever I want whenever I want? 
> This thread started out with questions about cheating during contests.
> Hmmmmm
> "Me thinks thou(you) protest/defend to much"
> My final comment this time on this subject.
> Merry Christmas
> 73

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